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Cu Chi — Less Than But Things Are Improving

Cu Chi, Cu worst place I ever did lament the lyrics of a song by a 25th Division Infantryman. But lament was written in February, shortly after the 2d Brigade at its then dusty and desolate new

Newsmen who visited the base early in that year now say wouldn’t believe it’s the place. Roads that once covered with foot-deep dust or soft mud-depending upon the time of day are now paved and useable in any weather.

The disorganized array of tents were both quarters and have given way to tent-kits, hootches and customized steel huts with cement flooring. Nearly every operation adds something to the camp area when the return. Often referred to as beautification entire battalions now tree-lined roads, and small of various types.

Cleanliness may be next to Godliness, but at Cu Chi it is a of civilization that keeps high. The evolution of the shower in two years since the beginning of the almost equals the development of the by the cavemen.

Many varieties of exist, all serving their First came the quartermaster shower with a nearly supply of water from an well, electrically pumped out of the Eighteen to twenty bodies under eight showerheads an overload however.

Battalions went to work.

wing tanks were high in the air and several shower were connected on platforms Some units went so far as to tanks and to build benches for the men to clothes .

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A lot has been done to that great morale food. From meals of C heated in GI cans and eaten on benches outdoors, the division has through tent-kit mess to modern half-brick screened in floored, nearly monsoon-proof halls. Fresh A-rations are reaching the troops.

As a last way-back-then tale, a chopper to Saigon or to the field was a matter of sitting on the chopper pad where division artillery is now, and running up to each as it landed, determining its destination and to hitch a ride.

Now, however, progress and have set in. No longer do the 25th soldiers have to homestead on the pad to get a ride. No longer is each pilot approached from all with requests for rides to all

With a call to the helipad, the soldier can be assured of a scheduled to his chosen destination.

And this is progress.

STANDING GUARD crew of an M-48 tank the 3d Squadron 4th Cavalry stands through the night near Tan Son Air Base

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